Proof of vaccination will be required in New York to access the interior of restaurants, gyms and entertainment venues, Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday, making his city the first in the United States to create a passport vaccine.
This device, called “Key to NYC pass”, “will require the vaccination of employees and customers of indoor restaurants, sports centers and theaters,” explained the mayor during a press conference, specifying that it would require “at least one dose” of vaccine.
“If you are vaccinated (…), you have the key, you can open the door. But if you are not vaccinated, unfortunately you will not be able to participate in many activities, “added Bill de Blasio. He specified that the device would be launched on August 16, but that the first verifications to enforce it would be carried out from September 13.
For two weeks, the mayor and the governor of the state of New York, Andrew Cuomo, have multiplied the announcements to strengthen the vaccination of officials and recommend the use of masks, given the resurgence in the number of Covid cases. due to the Delta variant. In New York, a city of more than eight million people, 71.8% of adults have received at least one dose of the vaccine, according to city council figures.